I don’t even know if I believe this.
That’s the bomb she dropped in the middle of Bible study.
It takes a lot of bravery to admit that sometimes Christianity feels a little crazy. At times, per our thinking, things dont’ add up. Like suffering—if God is good…. Well, you know the rest of that question.
Living the Christian life has been challenging for believers in every century. The 21st century is, of course, no exception. In fact, the detours and distractions seem to have multiplied in our technologically preoccupied age. Some people even view truth as outdated concept. One of the most popular ideas circulating today is that you can’t know the truth about anything because truth is a relative term. In short, it depends. What might be true for me may not be true for you. The problem with this line of thinking is that it opposes Scripture—God’s truth in tangible form.
Can we know the truth?
Do absolutes still exist?
God Himself is true and is an unfailing source of truthfulness. He has given us His Word and in that Word we learn of Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. As Christ-followers, we’re called to know what we believe and why we believe it. There are answers for the hard questions. Wrestling with them will grow and stretch your faith, Honest to God.
Adapted from “Honest to God: Real Questions People Ask,” written by Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas and author of How Can I Know? (Lifeway 2012).